5088 Assistant General Manager, KSMU and OPT

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Assistant General Manager, KSMU and OPT

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5088

GRADE 46

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television                   

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Research and Economic Development

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Assistant General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television helps to develop and implement an annual strategic plan that assists KSMU and Ozarks Public Television (OPT) in achieving their annual programming, engineering, marketing, fundraising, and community service goals.  In conjunction with the General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television, the Assistant General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television oversees and directs daily operations of all departments and develops and monitors budgets and monthly revenue and expenses as well as approving budget expenditures for all departments. The Assistant General Manager is responsible for compliance and reporting to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  The Assistant General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television prepares requests for funding from governmental, private, and corporate foundations and develops and oversees the implementation of projects throughout the station. The Assistant General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television assists in building and maintaining relationships with National Public Radio (NPR), Public Broadcasting Services (PBS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and donors and negotiates programming issues and pricing with national program distribution representatives. 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s degree in Communication, Media, or a related field is required.

Experience: Three years of experience with marketing or development activities in public broadcasting is required.  Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations is required.

Skills: Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required.  Computer literacy, particularly in the use of word processing is required.  Familiarity with specialized public broadcasting software such as Allegiance is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.                      

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversees and directs daily operations in all areas of KSMU and OPT, in conjunction with the General Manager, KSMU and OPT.

2. Develops the annual budget, monitors revenues and expenditures, and approves budget expenditures for all areas of KSMU and OPT, in conjunction with the General Manager, KSMU and OPT.

3. Assures compliance with federal rules and regulations and prepares required reports for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

4. Prepares requests for funding from governmental, private, and corporate foundations.

5. Develops, implements, and oversees projects throughout all station departments.

6. Negotiates programming and pricing issues with national programming distribution representatives, communicates with legal counsel regarding compliance and other issues, and meets with potential donors to secure funding.

7. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television.

9. Contributes to the overall success of KSMU and OPT by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Assistant General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television is supervised by the General Manager, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television and supervises full-time professional and administrative support employees, graduate students, and student employees.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED NOVEMBER 2014

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 5 - 730 Points: Supervision of (a) several work teams or work team leaders, (b) a rather large group of operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees, (c) a work group involving direction of skilled technical employees, (d) professionals in technical and skilled areas, and/or (e) subordinate supervisory personnel. The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including the authority to hire, train, transfer, promote, reward, or discipline others. Supervision will likely be general rather than close supervision of others. At this level, supervisory responsibilities consume significant amounts of work time and include substantial responsibility for work planning activities, staffing, and performance management as well as budgeting and planning functions.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 4 - 1500 Points: Work involves the primary accountability for a smaller department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University. Work activities have a direct and substantial impact on the department. While work activities do have some effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center, departments, programs, or processes at this level represent a relatively minor function within the cost center. Employees in jobs at this level may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising the primary control over a relatively small budget.